Publishing assistant Brett Eisenberg (Sarah Michelle Gellar) wants to be a big-time editor. However, she lacks self-confidence, a problem that isn’t helped by her new, overbearing boss. Brett soon enters into a relationship with Archie (Alec Baldwin), an older man who has plenty of his own issues, including alcoholism, diabetes and a difficult relationship with his daughter. Intent on helping Archie get past his problems, she turns to her dying father (James Naughton) for advice.
Sometimes the ending is only the beginning.